Climbing Classes

4 classes, 1 hour per class
$35 for members | $59 for non-members
Taught in small groups, our instructors will get you comfortable on the wall and provide expert advice on improving technique.

You’ll Learn
Fundamental climbing knowledge
Climbing-specific fitness to continue improving
How to improve further on your own

Who Should Take It
New climbers are best suited for this

Next Class to Take
Top-Rope Orientation

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45 minutes
Free for members
| $39 for guests
To climb with ropes you need to know the proper procedures for communication, using equipment, belaying, and lowering a climber. This essential class covers all these skills and gives you plenty of practice. Taught in small groups, price includes gear rental.

You’ll Learn
Essential safety procedures
How to properly belay and lower a fellow climber

Who Should Take It
Climbers who have never top-roped or who might be a bit rusty. Also, anyone who has taken Bouldering 101. *You must be at least 14 years old to top-rope belay.

Next Class to Take
Getting to 5.10

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4 classes, 2 hours per class
$59 for members
| $79 for non-members

The goal of this class is to make you a solid 5.10 climber and ready to learn to lead climb. In it you will learn advanced movement, tactics, and goal setting as well as get your first taste of fun training activities to develop fitness quickly. Participants must be top-rope belay certified.

You’ll Learn
Crucial movement skills
Planning and tactics to climb harder routes
How to interval train

Who Should Take It
Top-rope belay certified climbers who want to increase their climbing enjoyment and those who want to progress to lead climbing

Next Class to Take
Learn to Lead

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2 classes, 2 hours per class
$59 for members
| $79 for non-members
Learn to Lead will take your climbing to the next level. We’ll get you on our most exciting walls, further develop your technical skills, and have you take a first step towards outdoor climbing. Must be top-rope belay certified and bring your own rope/belay device.

You’ll Learn
Best practices for falling, catching, and clipping
How to properly inspect equipment
Good ways to continue improving as a climber

Who Should Take It
Climbers who are confident climbing 5.10 without falling. We recommend taking Getting to 5.10 first if you’re not able to consistently climb at that grade. *You must be at least 14 years old to lead climb and lead belay.

Next Class to Take
Falling Without Fear or one of the Outdoor Ascent Series clinics

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$25 for members and non-members

Falling, it’s a big part of climbing. We do it all the time, but if we are being honest many of us aren’t completely comfortable with falling, and in many cases the possibility of falling prevents us from trying our hardest and enjoying a climb to its fullest. This clinic provides ways of objectively assessing risk and dealing with fear. The clinic also gives ample opportunities to take and catch falls, but don’t worry, we won’t force you to take huge whippers. The goal is to identify each climber’s comfort zone, whatever it may be, and then help climbers expand it. The clinic is fun and supportive, so bring a friend and start the process of becoming more confident climbers together. 

*This class focuses on falling while rope climbing. It is geared towards lead climbers. Participants must be at least top-rope belay certified, but are preferably lead certified.

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1 hour
$45 per session

Privately coached sessions are a great way to address the specifics of your climbing that you want to improve. Our coaches can provide great insights into movement and other critical aspects of your climbing.
Do you need to work on movement, fear of falling, goal setting, or fitness? Preparing for a competition? Our coaches can be your personal guide, for one or many sessions. Each lesson includes a written summary of the session and coach’s commentary videos when applicable.

You’ll Learn
Specific elements that will enrich your climbing experience
Ways to attain your climbing goals

Who Should Take It
Anyone who wants to get in-depth help for any climbing topic with our world-class instructional staff

Please call 801.393.7625 to schedule a private lesson.

Outdoor Ascent Series - This Series Will Return Next Spring!

The Front and Bear House Mountain Guiding have partnered to bring you a climbing class program called the Outdoor Ascent Series. The series covers outdoor sport climbing fundamentals such as cleaning anchors, lowering, and rappelling as well as outdoor top-roping and an introduction to trad climbing. We’ll begin each course by going over the basics, practicing, and getting comfortable in the gym and then Bear House will take you outside to apply those skills. Join other Front members and supportive, experienced instructors to help build a knowledgeable outdoor climbing community and get the local climbing beta.

Each course is $150 for Front members and $175 for non-members. Each course is broken up into 3 days and includes 4 hours of indoor instruction at our gym and 4 hours of outdoor instruction by Bear House. (The only exception is Intro to Trad Climbing, which is 2 days and has 2 hours of indoor instruction and 6 hours outside.)

2 indoor classes (2 hours each), 1 outdoor class (4 hours)
$150 for members
| $175 for non-members
You don’t have to be a lead climber to learn how to climb outside. This class will take your indoor top-roping skills and help you transfer them to the exciting, new adventure of building and climbing on your own top-rope anchors outside! Offered in partnership with Bear House Mountain Guides, you learn the right way to set up top rope anchors outdoors.
Course offered in a three day series.

You’ll Learn
The differences between gym and outdoor climbing
Risk assessment
Site Selection
Leave No Trace for climbers
Equipment selection and use
Edge security
Anchor construction

This clinic will return in 2019. Email david.farkas@thefrontclimbingclub.com for more information!

2 indoor classes (2 hours each), 1 outdoor class (4 hours)
$150 for members
| $175 for non-members
Are you lead climb and belay certified at The Front and ready to venture outside? If so, this is the course for you! We will teach you how to apply your clipping and rope management skills to real rock, as well as how to clean a sport climb after you lead it.
This course is offered in partnership with Bear House Mountain Guides and is a three day series.

You’ll Learn
Review lead climbing and belaying best practices
The differences between gym and outdoor climbing
Ways to mitigate risk and avoid hazardous situations
Site Selection
Leave No Trace for climbers
Equipment selection and use
Building a quick-draw anchor
Cleaning a sport route via lowering and rappelling

This clinic will return in 2019. Email david.farkas@thefrontclimbingclub.com for more information!

1 indoor classes (2 hours), 1 outdoor class (6 hours)
$150 for members
| $175 for non-members
“Trad”, or traditional, climbing means placing protection on lead and building anchors with removable, re-usable equipment that fits into cracks in the rock. While most trad-climbers no longer trust their lives to a machine nut with some string tied through it, learning how to place modern equipment securely takes practice and a creative mind. Get started with each in this exciting new course!
This course is offered in partnership with Bear House Mountain Guides and is a two day series.

You’ll Learn
Site selection
Assessing rock quality
Passive protection
Active protection
Placement strategy
Building pre-equalized anchors
Sling use and racking
Leave No Trace for climbers

This clinic will return in 2019. Email david.farkas@thefrontclimbingclub.com for more information!

Meet the Instructors

Adam Tobey
Learn to Lead, Bouldering 101, Falling Without Fear, Private Lessons, & Summer Camp

From climbing trees and building structures as a kid to the pursuit of more technical sport and alpine projects today, I have always enjoyed getting outside and up off the ground. I climb to spend time with friends, enjoy nature, and to give my mind a break from the craziness of the world. I love climbing outdoors and in and am stoked to help others acquire the knowledge to do the same.

My teaching experience is rather varied. I’ve taught of children, youth, and graduate students in a classroom setting. I’ve taught technical mountain skills to high schoolers and young adults as a mountaineering guide in British Columbia. And now, at The Front, I am excited to teach movement and technical skills to help people fall in love with the sport and adventure of rock climbing and succeed in meeting their goals therein.

Caleb Hart
Bouldering 101, Getting to 5.10, Learn to Lead, Falling Without Fear

Bio coming soon!